A business owner discovered that one of his managers was doing a poor job and wasting his resources. His area was not turning a profit; instead it was losing money. The owner confronted the manager with the accusations, saying, "I want a report explaining what’s going on - and You are Fired!"
The manager was a clever business man. Before his firing was made public, he quickly struck several deals with the owner's clients cutting their debts in hopes that some of them would return his favors so that he could land on his feet after losing his job.
This could happen in any corporation in America today. Jesus told the story two thousand years ago to teach us spiritual truths. In several places of the Bible, Christians are called stewards. A steward is a manager of another’s resources. As Christians we must recognize that we do not live for ourselves. Instead we live our lives for God. Everything is His. The resources we have are gifts from Him. These are not gifts that are simply for our benefit, rather we are entrusted with them as managers. The resources God has given us are to be used for his purposes and for his glory.
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